The Coalition For Responsible Home Education empowers homeschooled children by educating the public and advocating for child-centered, evidence-based policy and practices for families and professionals.
The Council for Leaning Outside the Classroom is a registered charity existing to champion learning outside the classroom (LOtC).
The term Cooperative Play refers to social play where the players work together to organize, plan, assign roles, and define rules for their play. This play, "is goal-oriented and children play in an organized manner toward a common end." Children generally start engaging in cooperative play around 36 to 48 months of age. It continues … Continue reading Cooperative Play
CCFC is the leading nonprofit organization committed to helping children thrive in an increasingly commercialized, screen-obsessed culture, and the only organization dedicated to ending marketing to children. Our advocacy is grounded in the overwhelming evidence that child-targeted marketing – and the excessive screen time it encourages – undermines kids’ healthy development.
The mission of Child Care Answers is to assure the highest level of early childhood education for children in Central Indiana.
Courtesy Bias “is the tendency that some individuals have of not fully stating their unhappiness with a service or product because of a desire not to offend the person or organization that they are responding to. It is a tendency for a person to respond in a socially acceptable, polite, or positive way regardless of … Continue reading Courtesy Bias
The Cerebral Cortex is the "furrowed outer layer of gray matter in the cerebrum of the brain, associated with the higher brain functions, as voluntary movement, coordination of sensory information, learning and memory, and the expression of individuality." The cerebral cortex is involved in many body functions, including: Determining IntelligenceDetermining PersonalityMotor FunctionPlanning and OrganizationTouch SensationProcessing Sensory … Continue reading Cerebral Cortex
According to medicinenet.com, Cortisol is "A metabolite of the primary stress hormone cortisone. Cortisol is an essential factor in the proper metabolism of starches, and it is the major natural glucocorticoid (GC) in humans." According to a Psychology Today article, Cortisol is "public health enemy number one. Scientists have known for years that elevated cortisol levels: interfere with learning and memory, … Continue reading Cortisol
Center-Based Child Care is child care that takes place in a facility that is not a home. Center-based programs tend to be regulated and/or licensed by the states in which they operate. They may or may not have an educational component. The ages of children served differ from program to program.
Child Care is a generic term describing the care or supervision of another's child, especially while the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) is/are working or attending school. Child Care may take place in a variety of locations and formats, the arrangements may be formal or informal, and the care settings may or may not be regulated. … Continue reading Child Care
Child Care Aware of America works with more than 400 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies nationwide. Child Care Aware of America’s vision is that every family in the United States has access to a high quality, affordable child care system.
Craptivity is a descriptive term, used by some in the early learning profession, to describe activities, (often craft projects) that: Focus more on the appearance of the finished product than on the activity’s processAre more teacher-focused than child-focused,Are of questionable developmental appropriatenessFail to meet Gray's Conditions of Play Craptivities often involve a lot of teacher … Continue reading Craptivity